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WPE Community Newsletter - Week of March 28

Message from the Principal

Good Afternoon Whispering Pines Families,


We had an amazing night of fun and learning for STEAM night! Thank you for coming out and celebrating through learning. Please check out some pics of the event in the newsletter. Our goal for the year was to give students experiences and customized learning throughout the year. Our students have strived and our data shows that students are making great gains in reading and math. Thank you for your support to help our students grow into the leaders that we need them to be.


This week we are finishing up our MOCK test for 3rd graders and 5th grade Science and then we will work to construct review strategies to help students do their very best on state testing. We are also taking children on their SPRING fieldtrips, getting ready for SUPER KIDS DAY and other grade level events. To wrap up the year we will be scheduling our bridging sessions to give teachers information on what to expect next year. Please be on the lookout in the following weeks for communication from teachers as we work hard and play hard for the next 9ish weeks.


Thank you,

Wendy Anaya, Principal

Whispering Pines Elementary

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 28 - FINAL DAY OF Book Fair (Grandparents Lunch)

March 28 - Spring Individual Pictures

March 29- 3rd Grade Math MOCK

March 29 - Group Pictures

March 30-3rd Grade Reading MOCK

March 30 - Kindergarten field trip

March 30 - 1st grade field trip

March 31- 5th Science MOCK

April 5 - 4th grade field trip

April 6 - 2nd grade field trip

5th Grade Manner's Banquet!

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CAMPUS UPDATES AND REMINDERS✍

CELL PHONES

As a reminder cell phones are not allowed to be used during the day. Once a student walks through the doors the phones must be turned off and put in their backpacks until we walk out of the door for dismissal. Students using their cell phone during the day will have it taken up and placed with the Assistant Principal or Principal for parents to come and pick up. This includes watches that have text and call ability. Thank you for your help.


DISMISSAL REMINDERS

Please remember that the front entrance is for Daycare and buses ONLY. We will redirect you to the car rider line. When parents come to pickup their "walker" in the front it clogs up the area and the buses and daycares can not get through.


TARDIES AND ABSENCES

We have many children continuing to arrive after the tardy bell and are missing instruction. Please bring your children to school by 7:45 am if you want them to eat breakfast and leave them the entire day so we can insure they are receiving instruction in all content areas. When they arrive at 8:30 they have missed a lesson. Thank you!


BREAKFAST IN THE CLASSROOM

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get your child to school by 7:45 if you would like them to eat breakfast! We are serving all children breakfast this year. If you want your child to eat at school please get them here by 7:45am so they have time to eat their breakfast before we start class at 8:00. We have many students coming right at 8:00 and then wanting to eat breakfast. We don't want them to miss instruction time.


DONATIONS TO THE PANDA MART

Our children all love the Panda Mart! Panda Bucks are like gold and they earn them through great behavior and great work and showing Panda Pride. However we could use your help. We can't pay for these items through Title 1 funds so we rely on our teachers and families to make donations. Please check out the link to the Amazon Wish List for items you can donate to the Panda Mart. COME ON....HELP A PANDA OUT!

Counselor Corner:

Great 8 Skill for this quarter is Relationship Skills

College/Career Readiness Skill is Arts/Humanities

Please view our 4th Quarter Counseling Newsletter to find out more information about what's happening with guidance, counseling and middle school transition.


It has been a pleasure to meet with your students during the one on one counseling meetings to find out about their strengths, passions and goals for their future. If a counselor has not met with your child, yet, they will soon!


Elain Dabney

WPE School Counselor

281-641-2507

NEWS FROM NURSE LINDSEY

The weather is changing and we are beginning to see warmer temperatures. Please provide a water bottle for your child everyday. Teaching students to stay hydrated (especially after activity like PE and recess) helps keep them in the classroom learning instead of in the clinic feeling rundown and with a headache.



Nurse Lindsey

281-641-2505

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Humble ISD Parent University

Social & Emotional Learning Series: Relationship Skills: Virtual April 7 Connecting with others is important! But does your child have the relationship skills to build strong connections? Join us to learn how to support your child in building healthy relationships with others. Register Here

Thank you for helping our School, we appreciate you all so much!!!!

On Wednesday, March 2nd, NorthEast Houston Hellfighters volunteered their time to put together new patio furniture for the Whispering Pines student body.

Hellfighters Motorcycle Ministry is an independent, non-denominational group of ladies and gentlemen who have been saved by the forgiving grace of Jesus Christ. The Northeast Houston Unit's Primary Mission is evangelism. This is done through tract distribution, street ministry and setting up booths at fairs and festivals throughout East Texas. The booth is used to share the Biblical Gospel and offer prayer and ministry to all who come by. While physical needs ministry is not their focus, it is something they occasionally do.


Hellfighters Northeast Houston would like to thank Whispering Pines Elementary School for allowing us to come in and put the patio furniture together to offer an additional space for the student body to gather and read and study in the fresh air. They would also like to thank Mrs Anaya and Ms. Gross who were gracious and wonderful hosts. We hope the staff and student body enjoy and get great use out of the space and furniture.

Huge shout to these guys, Mrs. Rapsilver and Karl Rapsilver for putting on all these cushions for our space

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Upcycle

Thank you Humble High School Drumline

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STEAM NIGHT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS

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Good Oil Days Festival

The City of Humble is hosting the Good Oil Days Street Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 2, on Main Street in Downtown Humble. The festival is family-friendly and has something for everyone, including product and food vendors, Kids Zone, Live Entertainment, Oil Boom Raffle Contest, Plant Sale, West End Party and a Blowout Street Dance. Admission to the festival is free. Product and food vendors charge for their items. Proceeds help support the Humble Senior Activity Center. For more information, visit www.goodoildays.com.

DUAL LANGUAGE & SPANISH IMMERSION PARENT INFO MEETING

Parents of incoming Kindergarten and 1st grade students for the 2022-2023 school year are invited to attend a Parent Information Night to learn more about Humble ISD’s Dual Language and Spanish Immersion Programs and the application process. For more information, visit the Humble ISD Language Acquisition website.

The Humble ISD Language Acquisition department will be hosting the following sessions:


Parent Information Virtual Webinar

In Person Parent Information Night
6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29
Instructional Support Center - 4810 Magnolia Cove Dr., Kingwood
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Gifted and Talented Opportunity for New Students to Humble ISD

  • Students New to Humble ISD since October 1 The referral window for G/T services is open for students who are new to Humble ISD since October 1, 2021 only. Please contact the campus G/T Lead Teacher to obtain further information. Referrals may be made through Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
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    Camp Invention Summer

    Camp Invention Calling all curious kids entering kindergarten-6th grade! Join Advanced Learning & Services for a confidence-boosting STEM summer camp where kids build creative inventions and lasting friendships. Led by Humble ISD educators, our camp offers exciting hands-on activities. We will have double the fun this year with the opportunity to experience Camp Invention twice – join us for one or two weeks! To find out more information and to register, visit: www.humbleisd.net/CampInvention.